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Has it been hot enough for everyone? Surely has been for me. We do need rain and that is part of my daily prayers. Not much going on around here. I haven’t heard from any neighbors and imagine they are staying inside as much as possible. It has even been fairly quiet at Randy Dugan’s shop across the road.
I did get a call from my friend John who lives not far from Sacramento, CA and he said the previous week there had been more snow up near Tahoe, some hail also, in July! John was born and raised in London, England and recalls the many nights he slept in the underground tubes due to bombs being dropped by the Germans during WW II. Part of WW II John was shipped to relatives in farming areas as well as many other London children. He still has pieces of shrapnel and a German plane he has kept these many years. John loves this nation and was a U.S. Army Ranger in Korea during that war where he was in charge of a ROC (Korean) group as John is multilingual.
Saturday there was a lunch at St. Leo’s Church for the family and friends of the Stewart family following the service at Clinkingbeard’s Funeral Home for Troy Stewart. We fed 65 people. St. Leo’s new pictorial directories arrived so we started giving them out Saturday and Sunday. We are all so pleased with the work done in putting the directory together, mostly done by Tina Chriss. We do a new directory every four years or so. It was nice to see our new neighbors, the Koenigs, at Mass on Sunday.
The latest news coming here on Crystal Lee is that it will probably be close to a year before she will be able to walk. Some family members including her children have made a trip to Columbia to see her. I get snippets of Crystal’s condition from various sources and believe me, her injuries are extensive, with many upcoming surgeries on top of those she has already undergone. Do keep Crystal and her family in your prayers.
Take care, stay cool if you can, and join me in prayer for our nation, for rain and cooler temperatures. Do watch out for your older neighbors….and drive safely.
From the desk of Jamey Herd
Pleasant Ridge Baptist had several visitors Sunday. Pastor Carl is teaching a class on membership during the Sunday school hour for a few more weeks. Laveta and Susie had 14 children for Children’s Church. The Church is getting ready to have VBS the end of this month.
Billy Joe and I attended the Troy Stewart funeral this past Saturday. Our son-in-law, Charles Doyle and granddaughter, Joellen, sang at the funeral. As soon as my daughter’s family left our daughter-in-law, Robin, and children came to go pick wine berries. I am sure this heat will do the berries in. The wild blackberries didn’t make this year. It got dry at the wrong time for them. As I need to stay out of the heat I’ve not been out to check things out myself.
I hope everyone’s air conditioning is working. Stay cool and God Bless.